Posted November 20, 2020

Deputy Copy Editor – Foreign Policy


Washington D.C.


Foreign Policy is a magazine of global news and ideas. We explain Washington to the world and the world to Americans—and we do that by covering big trends in not only security and defense but also issues surrounding climate change, immigration, politics, culture, and more. FP is more than just a magazine: It has a flourishing podcast division, regular high-profile virtual events, and an analytics division that has been at the forefront of research on gender parity, 5G and security, and more.

We are seeking a meticulous, internationally aware full-time copy editor to join FP’s copy desk. The person in this role will copy-edit and fact-check articles ranging from 800-word news briefs to 6,000-word long-form articles. Although we are all currently working remotely, ideally the person in this role would be based in Washington, D.C.

At least two years of professional copy-editing experience, particularly with articles about foreign policy and international news
Knowledge and mastery of AP style
Perfectionism with spelling, grammar, punctuation, and usage
Passionate about detail and getting things right
Awareness of world events
Ability to maintain composure in a boisterous, fast-paced newsroom
Speed when it comes to time-sensitive articles
Familiarity with WordPress or the ability to learn it quickly when provided basic instruction
Ability to make judgments among competing English transliterations of foreign words
Good judgment to know when to adhere to house style and when to allow writers artistic license
Flexibility related to scheduled start time
Fact-checking experience is a plus.
Foreign-language skills are a plus.

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement

Foreign Policy is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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